Messe München: More than 20 charging stations for visitors of The smarter E Europe

January 26, 2018: At least since driving bans have loomed in big German cities like Munich, the subject of electric mobility has been relevant to society as a whole. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München, thinks that companies in particular have a duty here. “By putting the e-charging infrastructure into operation, we are setting a milestone in the area of electric mobility and are affirming our pioneering role in environmental and climate protection. 

We find that we have a responsibility for the environment—in Munich and across the world.” Above all, there is a need for climate-compatible concepts for mobility. “For us, sustainability is one of the essential premises in the construction and operation of the exhibition center and in our program of events too.”

Renewably mobile—with solar power

Messe München is employing an integrated e-charging concept. The planned charging infrastructure will comprise a total of up to 50 modern charging points (Mennekes, type2) as well as a ‘supercharger’ (triple-port charging point from ABB) at the ICM - Internationales Congress Center München. The quick-charging station at the ICM and four charging points at the administration building are already installed; a further 20 charging stations in the west multistorey car park are currently being constructed and will be available at The smarter E Europe (June 20–22, 2018). In the further course of the project, there will be additional charging points spread around the entire grounds—including mobile units which can be positioned according to the occupancy of the exhibition center. “This is the beginning of a larger initiative for electric mobility”, explains Mr. Dittrich.

Klaus Dittrich is especially proud that the charging infrastructure at Messe München protects the environment and resources. “The traction current you fill up at our charging points comes from our company’s own rooftop photovoltaic system so it’s from 100 percent renewable energy.” On maximum occupancy of the electric recharging points at present, up to 300 KW of power is fed directly into the center’s own charging infrastructure. Klaus Dittrich: “So in generating electricity for our charging infrastructure, no CO2 emissions are produced. In an emission-free and environmentally compatible way, Messe München is thus making an active contribution to reducing local environmental impact from road traffic.”

Find out more on the website of Messe München.